May 17

Acupuncture for Labor Preparation

Acupuncture for Labor Preparation
The benefits of acupuncture throughout pregnancy and postpartum are numerous. In particular, pre-labor acupuncture in the weeks leading up to your due date can have significant advantages.

Though many women are invested in a birth process that is as natural as possible, epidurals, inductions, and emergency C-sections are incredibly common interventions in the labor and delivery process. Pre-labor acupuncture is a safe and effective method to prevent irregularities and support a healthy labor and delivery.

What is pre-labor acupuncture?

Pre-labor acupuncture involves a regimen of regular treatments, typically 4-5 times per week, beginning around week 36 of your pregnancy. Acupuncture regulates blood flow and energy throughout the body, including the vital life force known as Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is accomplished by carefully inserting small, painless needles at indicated points along the body.

In addition to improved labor and delivery outcomes, acupuncture can provide significant relief for expectant mothers nearing the end of their pregnancy. The benefits of acupuncture can significantly alleviate the swelling, low back pain, and overall discomfort associated with the last weeks of pregnancy.

What are the benefits of acupuncture before labor?

On average, mothers who undergo pre-labor acupuncture have a smoother labor and delivery than those who do not. This includes significantly fewer instances of epidurals, inductions, and emergency C-sections. Pre-labor acupuncture can also increase the likelihood of on-time delivery and a shorter duration of the earliest stages of labor.

You do not have to wait until your due date is imminent to reap the benefits of acupuncture for your pregnancy. Contact Deanna Carell Acupuncture today to begin your acupuncture journey at any point in your pregnancy—even prior to conception. Make this investment in your health and your baby's, starting today!

Have you never been to an acupuncture appointment?

Deanna Carell Acupuncture is welcoming new patients to our office. Our natural, acupuncture and facial microneedling treatments are tailored to your specific needs, and are used to create a healthy healing environment for your mind and body. For a consultation to meet with the acupuncturists please call our office or contact us through our online form


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